Jet2holidays expands free child place holidays for 2024

In expectation of a surge in family holiday bookings during the peak period, UK tour operator Jet2holidays have unveiled the addition of hundreds of thousands of Free Child Place holidays for the 2024 school holiday season.

This increase supplements the millions of existing Free Child Place Holidays. Jet2holidays has observed a notable demand for late winter bookings and highlights the success of Summer 24, the company’s most expansive summer programme to date.

Offering over 17 million seats to 60 destinations, including more than 50 new routes, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are set to operate from 11 UK airports, providing holidaymakers with an extensive range of choices. High-demand destinations include the Canaries, Balearics, Mainland Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Malta, and Bulgaria.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘With the schools going back this week, we are seeing demand for family holidays increase as people get planning and booking their holidays. We are expecting more of this over the weekend, which is why we have put hundreds of thousands of extra Free Child Place holidays on sale, meaning we have never had so many Free Child Place holidays available, with millions up for grabs.’

‘As the UK’s largest tour operator we are looking forward to taking millions of new and existing customers away. Contrary to popular belief, there is not an endless amount of capacity on sale and with so many people flocking to book their well-deserved holidays, our advice is to act now before the best deals and best holidays are gone,’ he added.

To enhance the affordability of these vacations, Jet2holidays has recently launched a promotional offer, presenting customers with a £50 per person discount on all holidays. Additionally, customers with a MyJet2 account can access exclusive savings, with £60 off per person on all holidays.

As a result, couples can save up to £120 on their bookings (£100 off for non-members), while a family of four can benefit from a £240 discount (£200 off for non-members).

Jet2holidays introduce ‘Free Child Place’ on every flight for summer 2022

Jet2holidays, a UK tour operator to many destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, has launched a campaign which has seen a Free Child Place added onto every single flight departing from the UK in June, July and August 2022.

Under the campaign, tens of thousands of extra Free Child Places are on offer from across ten UK bases this summer. The offer is open to Jet2holidays bookings returning on or before August 31, 2022. Bookings must have at least two passengers paying the full adult price.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are all about getting people away on their well-deserved holidays this summer and there is no better feeling than heading to the sunshine knowing you have grabbed a Free Child Place too. This is our biggest ever giveaway of Free Child Places and although there are thousands of places available, we know that they will be enormously popular with families and family groups looking to get away so people will need to act quick to secure one. With more seats on sale than ever this summer, we are already looking ahead to a busy and successful summer, and this campaign will only help us deliver that.’

Besides securing a Free Child Place by visiting www.jet2holidays.com/free-child-place-finder, families booking with Jet2holidays also get customer service such as in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, and ATOL protection, as well as a wide choice of 2-5 star hotels and villas.

Despite international travel making headlines recently, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have not as yet cancelled any flights due to staff shortages and have received positive feedback from customers and independent travel agents, the company said.

British Airways announces holiday offers for families this summer

British Airways is collaborating with some of UK’s biggest airports to offer holiday breaks to families with under-12s, it has announced.

Supported by Visit Britain, British Airways is working in partnership with Belfast City, Heathrow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International airports to give families a pleasurable and affordable summer break, allowing kids under 12, to fly for free on domestic flights. Flights can be booked for travel from July 14, 2016, until November 1, 2016 at ba.com/kidsgofree.

With the partnerships, British Airways is offering free flights for kids when travelling with an adult. To help cut holiday costs even further, Heathrow Express and Novotel are also offering family discounts. Up to two kids can fly for free with each fare paying adult, and kids can also stay for free at Novotel hotels when adults book a stay.

Sara Dunham, British Airways’ head of marketing, retail and direct, said: ‘Saving every penny counts when it comes to family holidays so flying kids for free will make it cheaper to fly away for fun and see more of the UK on a British Airways flight.

‘We are delighted to be joining forces with other great travel brands to offer families free child flights and discounted holiday deals.’

The initiative is expected to boost UK tourism by encouraging families to fly more cheaply between London, the North, Scotland and Northern Ireland for their holidays.

Fun and exciting things for families to do at the destinations include the W5 at Odyssey, Titanic Belfast, The Giant’s Causeway, Streamvale Open Farm and Ulster Museum at the Botanic Gardens in Northern Ireland (Belfast City); The Royal Armouries Museum, National Media Museum; Leeds Art Gallery/Henry Moore Institute; Leeds Owl Trail and Stockeld Park at Yorkshire (Leeds Bradford); Kidzania, Natural History Museum, London Zoo, Coram’s Fields and Tower of London at London (Heathrow); Loch Ness and the Loch Ness monster, Landmark Park, Cawdor Castle, Inverness Botanic Gardens, Whin Park at Scotland (Inverness); and Beamish Museum, Durham Cathedral, Alnwick Castle, Angel of the North and

Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books in the North East of England (Newcastle).

The offer is valid on one-way and return tickets between Heathrow and Belfast International, Inverness, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International airports. Return adult hand baggage only fares on the British Airways flights between Heathrow and the UK regional airports start from £97 for Belfast, £75 for Inverness, £86 for Leeds and £96 for Newcastle.

British Airways offers free one-way upgrade to limited time lucky passengers

British Airways is offering a free one-way upgrade to First over a limited time to lucky customers.

The special offer will be available to those buying eligible return flights in the airline’s Club World cabin, from now until March 13, for travel up to April 11, 2015.

Stephen Humphreys, British Airways’ head of UK&I sales and marketing, said: ‘For those who haven’t ‘turned left’ on an aircraft and flown in First before, they’re in for a real treat.

‘This is a brilliant offer that gives people the opportunity to fly in the understated luxury of First, enjoyed by the few sitting at the very front of the plane, for the cost of a business class ticket. We’re sure they’ll love the experience and want to fly in First again.’

Customers travelling in First can check-in through a dedicated area at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, and carry up to three 32kg bags. Once through the Fast Track security, they can access the airline’s separate lounges – Concorde Room at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 – as well as at other terminals, use all First facilities, and enjoy priority boarding.

The First class cabins provide mood lighting and special electronic blinds, and customers can dine from an a la carte menu with a selection of wines and champagnes delivered with personalised service. For sleep, the turn down service will transform the seats into full-flat bed, with quilted mattress, white cotton duvet, pillow, and cotton pyjamas to change into.

British Airways, the world’s first commercial airline to introduce a fully-flat bed in First class in 1996, offers flights in First to more than thirty destinations around the world. With the current frequency of flights, customers are likely to get their free one-way upgrade on routes including New York, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Johannesburg, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.